{It's a} Beautiful Day

Sky falls, you feel like
It's a Beautiful Day
Don't let it get away

Thank you U2 for the song.  I sing it every time it's pretty outside...along with "Here Comes the Sun",  "Soak up the Sun", "You are my Sunshine", "Walking on Sunshine", etc.  I have mentioned that I live in a musical, right?

Uh-huh, it was a "sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy" kinda day!  

I know what you are thinking--And, yep, I am that cheesy.

Hope you had some time to enjoy the rays and SING your heart out!  I sure did.

Ro's Cups

Edy is fascinated with CUPS!  She will play in the sippy cup drawer for what seems like forever (forever = about 30 minutes).  We've also noticed her patience with stacking the cups--something the rest of us lack!  I don't remember teaching her how to do this, which shows her ingenuity!  She stacks the cups according to size (large to small), which highlights her common sense.  Just check out our cup-stacking genius!

Oh...this is unrelated, but I thought this was precious.


Now hiring: Pediatrician Extraordinaire

Finding a new doctor flat out stinks!  I loved our doctors in Ft. Smith.  Seriously...I was SO pleased with every. single. one. Pediatrician, dentist, primary care, and my OBGYN--they were all so great.  I wish they would have just moved with me!!! My problems would be solved.  

Anywho, I sought some advice when looking for doctors here in East Texas.  I talked to some people in our church that are in the medical field--got their suggestions. I did some Internet searches--looked up credentials(Like I know what any of those acronyms stand for?? That's why I have Google, right?!). I even looked at ratings (not too trustworthy, though). Finally, I settled on a new pediatrician--felt real good about it.  Guess what?  Not taking new patients!  After a long pause, the receptionist gives me the names of the doctors that are taking new patients.  I couldn't ask her to tell me the best one, right? Trust me, I thought about it.  I decided to call back after I did some more research.

Even though the new pediatrician isn't Dr. Jon, I guess she will do... for now.  I'm still not certain if we are gonna mesh. We are still on a trial run period. You see, I ask questions and sometimes they may seem silly, but appease me please!  I want her time.  After all, I'm actually paying for it! (Yesterday...I felt rushed). I want her to CARE...really care--fake it if she has to. I want her to know how to relate to children.  Dr. Jon had a magic wand he let the kids play with...Where's her magic wand?? She acted clueless when the girls cried or wiggled.

All in all, she is definitely knowledgeable...I was able to gather that...even through her EXTREMELY high-pitched voice.  We will go back in a few months and give her another shot...no pun intended! chance.

Toys--check!  Clean carpet--check!

This was taken post-shots...Tough Cookie!

Ava Grace:
  • 36.5 lbs. - 81 percentile for weight
  • 39.75 in. - 82 percentile for height
Edy Rose:
  • 21 lbs. 11 oz - 47 percentile for weight
  • 29.75 in. - 65 percentile for height
Now... I'll save you ALL the details that led me to my new gynecologist.   I will tell you that he graduated from Hendrix and UAMS before finishing up his degree in Texas.  Also, I found out that he worked in a "small rural town in Arkansas" for a while.


The weather has been crazy around here--freezing cold one day and muggy the next.  Friday, was one of those fuh-reezing days, but we really needed to clean up the yard.  We bundled up and headed out into the cold.
rag a muffin kid...I mean that in a very endearing kinda way
AG and Buzz were a BIG help

Leaves, leaves everywhere...this job will NEVER end!


Pray for the World

David Platt mentions  Operation World  in his book, Radical.   This is an AMAZING resource that can help your prayer life become more specific.  At the click of a button you can access the population, number of Evangelicals, and specific needs/prayer requests for any country in the world.  It is blowing my mind--it ABSOLUTELY should.  Get the kids involved too--print off the maps, point to the countries, tell them about the people--PRAY.  Our world is in desperate need of Christ.  We must PRAY for Christians to GO. Will you join me in praying for the world?

Birthday Dinner

Friday, we took Edy to The Diner in Tyler for her birthday dinner.  We love that place!
Chug! Chug! Chug!
"The Bluest Eyes in Texas!"
This restaurant gets their cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory.  Edy had a little taste for her birthday.  I'm here to tell you, it was Go-oo-d!

AND....I think this is the last of the birthday posts!!!!!!!!!!


Winter "One"derland 3 of 3

Here are a few MORE pictures from a GREAT birthday party.

The girls really enjoy the new wagon.
After the party, we headed to Tyler for dinner...as if there was still room in our bellies!

Some of the birthday guests...Edy Rose, you are so loved!
FREE wagon rides!

What a great way to celebrate my sweet Ro's special day!

Winter "One"derland 2 of 3

After cake, cocoa, ice cream, and a major SUGAR HIGH, Edy opened some birthday presents...
-a birthday sign I made for my sweet birthday girl-

Ahhh....love her

Gaga, Tat, and Ro

I could just eat her up!

My Sweet RoRo!
One more birthday post is yet to come...

Winter "One"derland 1 of 3

Yesterday, we celebrated Edy's first birthday with a Winter "One"derland shindig!  It was so. much. fun!  A bunch of our family came to East Texas to join in the celebration.  I'll let the pictures tell the story...

{love} the smash cake!

The snowman on the smash cake started to lean just a tad

Aunt Dorothy with some hot cocoa
Ava Grace got in on the action

Stay tuned for a couple more post from EDY ROSE'S birthday party.